Compass No. 542 August 2019

From the Principal

Talking Aloud To Ourselves Builds Understanding

Out loud self-talk can be a powerful way to get our brains engaged to the learning moments that present themselves. By asking ourselves questions out loud, we can cue our brains to focus and switch on. Explaining things out loud to yourself can also build engagement, understanding and retention. By explaining concepts aloud to ourselves we are building connections and patterns within our brains as we process the words to make meaning. Visualising as we speak, strengthens connections even further.

God has given us a great universe to explore and a life time of learning with which to engage. Switching on our curiosity by asking ‘what can be learnt here’, alerts our minds to the endless possibilities for growth that we can find every day.

Principal's Log

Year 9 students and their families had the opportunity to begin thinking about their next steps in building towards future careers at Tuesday night’s subject selection evening. Students heard about the importance of engaging with the whole of experience at Pacific to enhance their development. Engaging in academic learning, physical, cultural and service activities and personal development, Christian Studies and chapel provides opportunity to grow values, identity, relationships with others and God, social and emotional capacity and a diverse range of strengths. This wholeness of approach helps young people to gather the tools and strengths they need to make the most of each next step. We thank Director of Teaching and Learning Ms Sue Arahill, Head of Careers Development Mrs Wanda Hayes and our Heads of Department for providing insights into the opportunities that exist in the senior phase of learning and to our parents and students for their engagement.

Well done to all students who participated in the Year 7-12 Athletics Carnival last Friday. It was a pleasure to witness some great athletic performances as well as high levels of participation and house spirit. Congratulations to Mumba House who won the Championship Trophy and to Wira House who won the Spirit Award. Thank you to Mr Brett Kersnovske, Mrs Natalie Campbell and their team for their leadership and organisation of the event as well as all Year 7-12 teachers who assisted on the day.

We congratulate 2018 Graduate Kaylee McKeown who competed at the Swimming World Championships last week. Kaylee competed in three events, placing fifth in the 100m backstroke, equal fourth in the 50m backstroke and second in the 200m backstroke, winning a silver medal! Kaylee also achieved personal best times in all races. We wish Kaylee well as she now turns her attention to the International Swimming League later this year.

Art Teacher Dr Kym Rodgers and her theory on Abstract Comics has been recognised in the international publication, Abstraction and Comics. The publication includes more than 40 pages on Dr Rodgers’ theory and also includes some prints of her artworks. Dr Rodgers has been teaching Abstract Comics to our Year 9 students for many years and has also presented on this topic at both a national and international level. Our students are privileged to be able to learn the skills of Abstract Art from an expert.

Last week, selected Year 6 students took advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Buranga extension and enrichment camp organised by the Sunshine Coast Independent Primary Heads Association. We thank Mrs Jo Belchamber and Mr Stuart Pohlner for their support of these students.

A group of staff and students will be participating in the Australian Lutheran World Service’s Sunshine Coast Walk My Way event this weekend, which aims to raise funds for the education of African refugees by participants completing a 25km walk. We wish our team led by Pastor Tim Jarick all the best as they engage in this event which will make a difference to many. Families who wish to sponsor our team members or walk themselves can register or donate at:

We wish students and staff who are participating in the Sunshine Coast Marathon this weekend all the best. Students enjoy the opportunity to be part of the College’s running club each week and we thank Mr Stuart Pohlner for his leadership of this group.

May God equip us to open our eyes and minds to the wonder and possibilities in the world around us.

Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal

From the College Pastor

Falling in Love

Have you fallen in love yet? That was the question I asked the older students at the Middle / Senior College Chapel this week. I was not meaning have you fallen in love romantically with another person, rather have you fallen in love… with school yet?

The question was asked because in the Biblical Book of Proverbs, wisdom is personified as feminine, someone we can fall in love with. Proverbs 3:13-15 says; Blessed is the person who finds wisdom, the person who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.

Our thread at the moment, engaging with learning at school, is related to this idea of loving wisdom. The relationship we have with school learning can be indicative of our relationship with learning throughout life. This is where wisdom comes in.

The great thing about wisdom from Proverbs is that ‘lady wisdom’ is woven into the fabric of the universe, available to be discovered by all who are willing to listen, learn it and put it into practice. Falling in love with this biblical view of wisdom is not just about having great knowledge and academic ability, but learning the skill of making a good life with wise choices that enable ourselves and others to flourish.

Engaging with school, engaging with our school at Pacific, is about learning God’s wisdom that effects every aspect of our life. Tapping into that divine wisdom that affects our relationships, our work, our emotions, our sense of meaning and purpose, as well as our knowing, thinking and understanding.

Have you fallen in love with wisdom yet? The good news is that none of us is quite there yet, we are all still learning throughout our lives and God’s wisdom is there, making herself available to anyone who has ears to hear, the curiosity to discover and the common sense to choose.

Pastor Tim Jarick, College Pastor

From the Director of Students

Holding Their Attention

There is simply not enough space in this article to document every single event, production, activity, opportunity, subject pathway, club, experience or creative lesson that has either occurred or is offered at Pacific Lutheran College. The range of experiences provides the opportunity for all students to become engaged in a holistic education that ignites their curiosity and fuels their passion.

At Pacific, we have an intentional focus on Dr Martin Seligman’s PERMA model of enhancing wellbeing and happiness, of which ‘engagement’ is a key component. Seligman refers to ‘finding flow’ when we are fully immersed in an activity. Collectively, as an educative community, we continue to guide our young ones to assist them to find their flow and more importantly listen to their voice as they indicate what drives their learning.

Years 7-12 Athletics Carnival

Students’ grit and determination to put in their best effort last week at the Year 7-12 Athletics Carnival was clear. Perhaps what was even more evident was the house spirit and positive energy that was exhibited by all students. Thank you to Mr Brett Kersnovske, Mrs Natalie Campbell and their team for a successful day of track and field events. We wish all athletes who are selected for the District Carnival the very best.

Year 8 Outdoor Education Experience

This week, Year 8 students were exposed to a diverse array of activities as they engaged in at their Outdoor Education Experience. Navigation, hiking, canoeing, group cooking and selecting an appropriate campsite each night required students, perhaps for the first time, to tap into skills that ensured a successful outcome for the group of which they were a member. The ‘solo’ experience enabled students to spend time contemplating and engaging with their place in the world. Certainly, the chance to spend a few hours alone in nature, albeit safely supervised by staff, provided a rare and perhaps even difficult experience for teenagers who are so often engaged in digital technology. We thank all Pacific teaching and support staff, led by Head of Outdoor Education Mr Nick Tait, who gave of their time so our Year 8 students were able to experience such rich outdoor education in the Bornhoffen-Lamington Region.

Mr Ben Ryan, Director of Students

From the Head of Staff and Students P-5

Child Safety

Road safety is and will always be an important issue, particularly when it relates to our children. Often in the busyness of dropping children to school and hurrying to get to work, our attention is diverted from safety to expedience.

Around the College a number of strategies are in place to help keep everyone safe. At the front of the College each morning and afternoon, ‘lollipop’ attendants’ supervise a road crossing to allow children and adults to cross safely. We ask that all families be mindful of their presence and follow their directions accordingly. Your assistance in keeping our community safe is greatly appreciated.

Prep – Year 2 Athletics Carnival

All Prep – Year 2 students have begun preparing for their Athletics Carnival, which will be held on Monday 2nd September. The Carnival will start at 1.00pm and conclude by 2.45pm. Parents are most welcome at this exciting event.

Year 5 Outdoor Education Experience

The Year 5 Outdoor Education Experience will be held from Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th August at Bornhoffen Outdoor Education Centre in the Numinbah Valley. If you have any questions regarding this experience, please contact either your child’s teacher, the Head of Outdoor Education Mr Nick Tait or myself directly.

General Housekeeping

Signing Students In and Out

Prep – Year 5 students are to be signed out by parents from the P-5 Students area, which is located at the rear of the new Main Reception area.

Communication with Staff

Often, parents need to communicate information to their child’s teachers regarding changes of routine and exemption from participation in sport, specialist lessons or activities. Each morning parents tend to verbally advise teachers of such changes.

To avoid confusion and to ensure students are where they are meant to be, particularly at the end of the day, we ask that parents put all of these changes in writing. There are a number of ways parents can communicate with staff:

  • All teachers can be contacted by email;
  • Teachers in Prep – Year 2 can be contacted through their class communication books; or
  • A short note can be sent with students to pass on to their teacher.

We appreciate your support in assisting teachers with this matter.


A number of students are presenting to school each day without hats. During breaks students need to wear a hat or they are required to stay out of the sun. Students should also wear their hats when travelling to and from the College. We ask parents and guardians for their assistance with this matter.

Mr David Druery, Head of Staff and Students P-5

Food for Thought

A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years

When you consider that the teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually, it's understandable that it's a time of confusion and upheaval for many families.

Teens are often energetic, thoughtful and idealistic, with a deep interest in what's fair and right. So, although it can sometimes be a period of conflict between parent and child, the teen years are also a time to help kids grow into the distinct individuals they will become. Learn more at:

Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor

Friends of Pacific

Connecting College and Community

Blockbuster Trivia Night

The Pacific Blockbuster Trivia Night is shaping up to be bigger than Ben-Hur. Tables are selling faster than tickets to the Star Wars Trilogy or Bohemian Rhapsody. We’re now at 90% capacity, so don’t delay in booking your table. This event will sell out! 

We welcome our Games Coordinator Esta Styles who will ensure the comedy show continues throughout the evening and we’re excited to announce the musical duo Frank and Louis will be playing a set or two as well. There will be a fully stocked Blockbuster Bar and you’re invited to BYO food and table decorations. Come dressed as a character from your favourite movie for more laughs. If you're stuck for dress up ideas, here are a few tips: Go Back to the Future with Game of Thrones. Call on the Ghostbusters or Mrs Doubtfire and bring along your friends from Madagascar. It might be Mission Impossible to find an Incredibles outfit but it will be worth seeing the School of Rock.

There will also be some amazing prizes up for grabs for the trivia winners and round winners, table challenges, best-dressed themed tables and individuals as well as raffle and live auction prizes – generously donated by F45 Training, Ramanda Resort Golden Beach, Sunstate Jewellers, PLC and loads more. If your business would like to be part of the night by donating a prize, please contact:

To book…

1. Get your team together and appoint a captain. No need to worry if you don't have a full team, we can place you with others (adults, alumni and Year 11 and 12 students).

2. Click here to download the booking form. Complete the details and return via email to:"> before tables sell out!

3. Look out for clues. The earlier you book your table, the more chances you’ll be given to gather hints.

4. The best-dressed Blockbuster-themed tables and individuals will win prizes!

Year 7-12 Athletics Carnival – BBQ Stall

FoP once again hosted the BBQ Stall at the Year 7-12 Athletics Carnival last Friday. Thank you to Allyson Sarvari for coordinating the stall along with parents Tony Johnston, Allie Morgan, Anita Edmonds and Belinda Watman.

IRONMAN 70.3 Volunteering Opportunities

Want the best seat in the house? Want to gain experience in the event industry? Pacific is volunteering with IRONMAN 70.3 on Sunday 8th September and we are looking for parents and Middle / Senior College helpers who would like to join the Pacific / FoP volunteer team. It’s a six-hour commitment at Mooloolaba and promises to be a rewarding experience. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and a cap and will generally be helping on drink stations. Pacific will receive a donation for every volunteer we provide on the day, which will help us raise funds for the installation of more water refill stations at the College. If you would like more information or can commit to helping out, please contact Allyson Sarvari on 0402 276 988 or email:

Next Meeting

Please join us for our next meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday 20th August in the library.

Mrs Jenny Lee, FoP Chairperson

Library News


Libguides have been added for the following assignments this week (password in plc):

Telling Stories Competition

Entries for the Telling Stories competition, run by Mooloolaba Rotary, are due by Monday 19th August. Any students in Years 4-9 who are entering this competition, please get your entries in to your teacher before then.

Rainbow Bears

In Library classes this week, Prep to Year 2 students explored one of the nominees for Book of the Year – ‘Rainbow Bear’ by Stephen Michael King. After reading this lovely story of a polar bear who mysteriously wakes up rainbow-coloured each morning, we made a rainbow bear by marbling paint through shaving cream and pressing our paper into it. Lots of messy, creative fun!

Ms Nell Keen, Head of Library

Junior College

Year 3 Excursion - Caboolture Historical Village

Last week, Year 3 students visited the Caboolture Historical Village. Following are some student accounts of the experience.

“Last Friday Year 3 went to the Caboolture Historical Village to experience what is was like in the olden days for our HASS subject. Firstly, we all lined up in front of the school and we all sang the national anthem with the principal. Mr Healy was asked to come to the front with the principal and answer questions. Since he got them wrong, he got the cane! It was very funny. Secondly, my class went to the gemstones and the volunteers gave each of us a container with sawdust and gems and we all got to have a lucky dip! When it was time to get more gems, we all lined up and opened our containers and tipped it onto the sieve to find our gems. A lady put our gems in a bag and gave it to us to keep. Then we learnt about washing in the olden days. I found it very interesting. Finally, we split up into groups and took pictures of the Village with our iPads. My group visited the church, which was actually a wedding church. We also went to the military museum and the train station, but sadly we didn’t get to go on the train. We also visited the stables and heard a very loud donkey. It was hilarious! In conclusion, I loved the excursion and thought it was very interesting.” – Zara Koebsch, Year 3A

“Last Friday, the whole of Year 3 and I visited the Caboolture Historical Village. It’s a place where you see and look at old artefacts and buildings and wonder how and why they changed. These were my top three favourite buildings:

  1. My first favourite building was the jail. It was cruel, they didn’t even have a functioning toilet. We were also told they didn’t change their clothes for a week at a time!
  2. My second favourite building was the school because the seats were really cool and made out of wood. You had to share a tiny spot with someone in your class.
  3. Last, but not least was the car shop. There were so many different types of cars and compared to now, they were very different!

In conclusion, it was a successful trip!” – Stella Barnes, Year 3D

“Last Friday we went to the Caboolture Historical Village. It was so awesome. One of my favourite parts was the gem mining. It was so much fun sifting for gems, there were so many different types – spotty ones and green ones. It was also great visiting the laundry area. In the olden days they had to reuse the water in a small metal round tub. They also didn’t have a bath for a whole week! The Village was a lot of fun and all of us learned a lot.” – Paris Pohlner, Year 3D

Year 6 Events


 Each year, the Sunshine Coast Independent Primary Heads’ Association (SCIPHA) provides selected, talented Year 6 students with the opportunity to attend the ‘Buranga’ extension and enrichment program. Buranga encourages like-minded students to gather over two days to participate in workshops in one of six prescribed areas. The six areas include: Music (Chorale / Voice), Visual Art, English, Mathematics, Science and Technology. Buranga was held last week and provided an exciting opportunity for our students to work with others from a range of schools and to really engage intently for two days in a special interest area.

Walk my Way

Last week, Year 6 students had the opportunity to engage in awareness raising for African refugees by completing the ‘Walk my Way’ challenge. Our students walked from the College to Currimundi Lake, pounding the pavement for three hours and walking an amazing seven kilometres! Students donated $500, which will help 20 students receive an education in a refugee camp for a year! Well done to all students who participated in this worthwhile experience.

We wish Pastor Tim and his team all the best on Sunday as they walk 25 kilometers for the Sunshine Coast Walk my Way to continue raising awareness and funds for those children in need.

Mr Stuart Pohlner, Year 6 Teacher

Cultural News

Music News

State Honours Ensemble Program

Last weekend, five Pacific music students (Thomas Wegener, Jada Baker, Elena Butler, Danica Cockburn and Ayrisa Jones) attended the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) in Bundaberg. The program was run in conjunction with Griffith University. Students spent three days working with top conductors from around the country and had the opportunity to play with many talented musicians from around the state. It was a huge honour for these musicians to be selected to participate in this program. They also represented Pacific in the final showcase concert on Sunday afternoon. Well done!

Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod

We wish our 150+ music students well as they prepare to enter the upcoming Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod. The Eisteddfod is held across four venues over 25 days throughout July and August. More than 6000 students (up to the age of 18) compete in over 150 different items ranging from solos, duets, trios, quartets, small ensembles and large ensembles.

Pacific will be represented by 17 ensembles and numerous duets, trios, quartets and solos. Our students have been practising hard to build their confidence so they are able to perform at their best. Thank you to our excellent team of music tutors who have been busy preparing and guiding the students, developing their passion for music.

Good luck also to our Pacific music students who will be performing with their community orchestras, bands and choirs.

School of Rock

Last Wednesday evening, a group of 12 students from the senior Music classes went on an excursion to revel in the delights of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical ‘School of Rock’ at the Lyric Theatre in Brisbane. The musical is a direct stage adaptation of the movie starring Jack Black. The students were entertained by a wonderful cast of talented child and adult musician and actors and a fabulous time was had by all.

Mrs Helen Williams, Head of Instrumental Music

From the Head of Career Development

University Open Days

Term 3 is definitely Open Day and Expo season. There are events on every weekend right through July and August. To check dates and see what’s on, please check our Careers Events Calendar at:

Upcoming Webinars

QTAC Essentials for Parents

Next Tuesday 6th August, Mrs Wanda Hayes will host a webinar for parents of Year 12 students, to explain how the university application process works. This is a great opportunity to bust some common myths and get a better understanding of what you and your Year 12 student can expect over the coming months, if they are intending to apply to university. This webinar will be broadcast live from 5.00 – 5.30pm on Tuesday 6th August. This presentation will also be recorded and made available to interested people who are unable to attend. Please click here to register.

100 Jobs for the Future

Griffith University has teamed up with Deakin University and Ford to find 100 new jobs for our future generation. We thought families might enjoy doing the quiz or looking through the list to find new and interesting possible pathways for the future. Try it here:

Defence Force Information Sessions - August

Navy Careers Information Session

Date: Monday 5th August

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Location: Maroochydore Surf Club – 34-36 Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore

RSVP: or online at:

Management and Leadership: Defence Officers Information Session

Date: Monday 12th August

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Location: Maroochydore RSL – Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore

RSVP: or online at:

Army Reserve Careers Information Session

Date: Wednesday 27th August

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Location: Defence Force Recruiting Maroochydore – 37-39 Primary School Court, Maroochydore

RSVP: or online at:

Women In Defence Make Your Move Event

Date: Saturday 31st August

Time: 8.00am – 11.00am

Location: The Wharf – 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

RSVP: or online at:

UQ Experience Days

Throughout Term 3 and 4, UQ will be hosting a number of subject specific experience days. These events are a great way for both students and parents to gain a greater understanding of study areas through interactive lectures, guided tours and hands on workshops with academics and current students. For information on what’s available and to register, visit:

Aviation Expo - Brisbane

On Saturday 17th August, Aviation Australia is hosting the Aviation Expo in Brisbane. The largest event of its kind in Queensland, the Expo showcases the thriving aerospace industry, with a significant focus on aviation skills development, careers and employment opportunities. The Aviation Expo features dozens of exhibitors from the aviation, defence and education industries who will inspire and educate visitors about the range of interesting roles available in aviation. Tickets are available at:

Aviation Information Session - Caloundra

Airways Aviation is holding a parent / student Aviation Information session at Caloundra on Wednesday 7th August, from 5.45pm – 6.30pm. For further information about this session, please click here.

UQ LEAD Scholarship

Students who experience difficult circumstances or setbacks during their schooling can now apply for UQ's Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship. Each LEAD Scholarship offers financial assistance of $8000 per year for up to five years, a dedicated academic mentor, a support network through non-residential membership of a UQ college and priority access to valuable internship and career planning assistance. Applications for the LEAD Scholarship close on 15th November 2019. Learn more at:

Mrs Wanda Hayes, Head of Career Development

Junior Sport (P-6)

Sunshine Coast Regional Athletics Carnival

Last Wednesday, five Pacific students competed at the 10-12yrs Sunshine Coast Regional Athletics Carnival at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The competition was very strong with students competing against the best athletes on the Coast from Redcliffe right up to Noosa.

Congratulations to Chloe Mitchell, Danica Cockburn, Holly Targato, Noella Finney and Kayla Sanderson who competed at the carnival. Below are their results.

Chloe Mitchell 5th, 12 girls 1500m
Danica Cockburn 5th, 12 girls high jump
  9th, 12 girls long jump
  7th, 12 girls discus
  4th, 12 girls tetrathlon
Holly Targato 9th, 10 girls discus
  12th, 10 girls shot put
Kayla Sanderson 7th, 10 girls long jump
Noella Finney 14th, 10 girls 800m


Mr Darren Hooper, Head of Junior Sport

Secondary Sport (7-12)

Sunshine Coast Marathon

We wish our 41 Sunshine Coast Marathon entrants all the best for this weekend as they participate in either the 2, 5, 10 or 21.5 kilometre events! Information regarding logistics for the day has been forwarded to participating families. A huge thank you to Mr Stuart Pohlner who leads the running club each week as they pound the pavement every Tuesday morning.

Year 7-12 Athletics Carnival

Well done to all students for their amazing efforts last Friday! Participation was exceptional in all events, which made for a very enjoyable day.

Congratulations to Mumba House for taking out first place, followed by Wira and Bula. Congratulations also to Wira House who won the Spirit Award!

Students who finished in first or second place in any event or the first four in the 100m sprint will be in the Pacific team and compete at the District Carnival later this month. These students will have received a CareMonkey letter with all the relevant information.

SCISSA Touch Results






Junior Girls B




Molly Lucas

Junior Boys B




Jai Britton


Mr Brett Kersnovske, Head of Sport

Club Sport

Pacific FC

Round 15 Review

Round 15 was our final round at home for the season (aside from the U6/U7 Rooball Carnival on 24th August). We thank all of our volunteers for once again taking the time to help in the canteen and set-up and pack up! As it was the final round, we drew two winners for the Rebel Sport gift cards. Congratulations to canteen helpers Callum English and Astrid Williams (co-coach of the U6 Orcas) who each won a $50 gift card.

Our home bakers provided us with divine treats once again and we thank Di Cannon and Carice Tadgell for their thoughtfulness in baking.

We also thank Sunshine Sports Photography for their time and patience in completing the club photos on Saturday. It was heart-warming to see all of the players with big smiles!

U13 State Development Squad

Congratulations to Zaida Williams who has made the final squad for the U13 State Development Squad. She is one of only two girls from the Sunshine Coast to make the final cut.

Pacific FC Upcoming Events

As it's a busy term, we have put together a reminder about some of the upcoming events:

  • Round 16 – 3rd August: Away game.
  • Round 17 – 10th August: Away game.
  • Round 18 – 17th August: Final round – away game.
  • 24th and 31st August and 7th September: U11-U14 semi, prelim and grand final matches. Saturday 24th August is our last home game for the season with the Rooball Carnival. We will most likely host the U6 and U7 carnivals with five fields.
  • Friday 13th September: U11+ SCCSA Adermann Night (SCCSA invite only). Our table theme is South Africa.
  • Sunday 15th September: Pacific FC end of season family fun day and presentations at the College. All Pacific FC families welcome.
  • 12th, 19th and 26th October: SCCSA Representative Trials for the 2020 season (U10-U16) at Mudjimba Multisport. All current U9 (born 2010) – U16 players are welcome to trial.

Mr Zane Russell, Pacific FC President

PLC Netball Club

This week the Club sponsored a visit to the Firebirds vs Lightning Game at the State Netball Centre. It was a great evening out with the Lightning holding off a strong last-minute comeback to walk away with the win.

Thank you to Trisha for organising the Lightning ‘cow bells’, which kept us entertained all night and ensured the Lightning support base was heard amongst a capacity home grown Firebirds crowd.  

We are now at the business end of a very long season, with several teams in contention for the finals. Good luck to all teams as we enter the final rounds.

A friendly reminder that the Club presentation night will be held at Laserzone on 15th September, commencing at 5.30pm.

Mr Trevor Colton, PLC Netball Club President


Term 3 - New Menu

We have a new menu for Term 3, with lots of favourites and new daily specials!

  • Monday: Hot Diddly Dog Day $4.50
  • Tuesday: Italian Meatball Sub $5.00. Pork and veal meatballs made in house in a rich Italian sauce on a bread roll with grated tasty cheese.
  • Wednesday: Special Fried Rice $5.00. Made wok fresh and served in a noodle box.
  • Thursday: Chilli Con Carne and Rice $5.00. Beef mince with Mexican spices made fresh in house and served in a noodle box.
  • Friday: Our Legendary Chicken and Gravy Roll $5.00. Fresh free-range chicken breast roasted in house.

We also have freshly made salads, wraps and rolls each day, so be sure to check out our daily selection. Options include Caesar Salad (with the option to add chicken), Peri Peri Chicken Salad, Asian Beef Noodle Salad, Chicken Pasta Salad, Vegetarian Brown Rice and Quinoa Chick Pea Salad and Tandoori Chicken Salad. We have fresh seasonal fruit salads, which are made fresh daily (small $3.00, large $5.00 and crunch $6.00 (with yoghurt and nut free muesli)). For the nibbler, our Mezze Platter is $4.50 and includes cheese, crackers, hummus (made in house) and seasonal vegetable sticks.

If reading about this delicious menu has tantalised your tastebuds, why not consider assisting in the tuckshop?! We would love to have your company, even if you only have an hour to spare. We love meeting the families of the children that we serve each day. If you’re interested in lending a hand, please email:

Mrs Shea Moor, Tuckshop Convenor

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours and Online Ordering

The Uniform Shop is open from 8.00am to 9.30am every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Orders can be placed online via and will be delivered to your child the following day.

Mrs Peta King, Uniform Shop Convenor

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

Service Notice


Sunday Worship Times

St Mark’s Church @ Pacific

9.30am Pacific Lutheran College

(Entry via Red Cedar Drive, Meridan Plains)

Google Maps St Mark's Lutheran @ Pacific


Are you looking for a friendly church where young people, old people, children, families and singles are appreciated, empowered and encouraged to grow as Christians?

Everyone is welcome!

Get in touch: Pastor Ray Morris

0429 856 532



Pastor Ray, St Mark’s Lutheran Church

General Notices

LLL Banking

Pacific provides opportunities for children and parents to operate savings accounts with the Lutheran Laypeople’s League (LLL). The LLL is a charitable financial institution which provides savings accounts and has been trusted since 1921.

The LLL has a variety of savings accounts: personal and joint accounts; guardian accounts for children; and Business accounts, including self-managed super funds and not-for-profit organisations.

LLL Savings Accounts have many features, including:

  • A great interest rate;
  • No fees or charges at all;
  • Internet banking;
  • No minimum balance or deposit requirements;
  • No ‘bonus’ interest hurdles; and
  • Your money is available to withdraw at any time.

For further information regarding the LLL, visit the College’s Business Office or

Entertainment Books

Pacific Lutheran College is fundraising with Entertainment™ again this year. Order your NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment™ Books and Entertainment™ Digital Memberships today and 20% of the proceeds will go towards Pacific Lutheran Early Learning Centre!

To order your book or digital membership, visit:

Pacific Fitness Club

Parents have enjoyed the opportunity to participate in Pacific Fitness Hub’s classes! The classes are a great way to keep fit and make new friends.

  • Training: We will be offering a mix of various types of training, tailored to each individual, including high intensity, weights, cardio, core training, yoga/ flexibility.
  • Transformation: Mason will track your progress and achievement of your goals.  Functional fitness assessment, body composition measurement and goal related fitness assessment will be recorded at commencement and on completion.
  • Goals: Improve strength, increasing lean muscle, increasing endurance, mobility, flexibility, reducing body fat percentage, improving sleep, concentration and mood and increasing energy levels, nutrition changes.

For enquiries and registration please contact Mason on 0433 421 969 or email:

Upcoming Dates


2                       Year 8 Camp Returns

5                       Primary Lutheran Athletics Carnival

                         P-2 Author Visit

6                       Year 3-5 Author Visit

7                       Year 6-8 Author Visit

                         Year 10-12 Drama Excursion – Brisbane

12                    Years 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15-4.15pm)

                         Years 7-12 Schools Water Polo Begins

12-16              National Science Week

13                    Year 9 2020 Information Evening (6.00pm)

13-16              Year 5 Camp – Bornhoffen

15-16              13-19yrs District Athletics Carnival

17                    Friends of Pacific Trivia Night (6.30pm)

19                    Trimester 3 Commences

                        Years 4-6 SCISSA Training (3.15-4.15pm)

19-23              Book Week

20                    Staff and Co-Curricular Photo Day

                         Year 9 Camp Information Evening (6.00pm)

                         Friends of Pacific (6.30pm)

22                    Years 4-6 SCISSA Trial Games